The Global View

$1.5m prize for eco-innovations

Get your thinking caps on. There’s cash up for grabs for alternative energy and eco-innovation ideas.

Who, how where, what, why, which and when?

Here:

Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri and Masdar CEO, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber today announced the official call for submissions for the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), an international awards program to recognize individuals, companies, organizations, and NGO’s who are leading the global search for future energy solutions

The winner and finalists will be announced at the World Future Energy Summit on January, 19th 2009. The winner will receive US$1.5 million and two finalists will receive US$350,000 each to take their ideas and ambitions forward.

“Climate change is one of the most significant challenges we face today. Over the past two decades we have seen some incredible advancements in the development of alternate sources of energy, but there is still a long road ahead. The Zayed Future Energy Prize will be an important symbol for creating future energy choices, as it will be honoring the contributions of energy pioneers and inspiring others to seek and create innovative solutions for a sustainable future,” said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Chairman of the Jury for ZFEP.

Nominations will be open until July 31, 2008 and September 30, 2008, respectively.

Projects and innovations in one or more of the following fields are eligible:

— Renewable and sustainable energy
— Efficient use of traditional sources of energy
— Conservation
— Sustainable energy policy
— Communication and public awareness.

Go here to enter:

www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com

And if you win, remember who told you 😉